William Jasper De Shields

20 May 1838–24 July 1917 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Jasper

When William Jasper De Shields was born on 20 May 1838, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Willam Deshields, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Martha Mc Bride, was 30. He married Katherine Frances Casey on 1 October 1867. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Azusa, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1880. He died on 24 July 1917, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William Jasper De Shields
Katherine Frances Casey
Marriage: 1 October 1867
Emma Alice DeShields
John Walter Deshields
Charles Francis Deshields
Louis Martin Deshields
Robert Casey Deshields
Martha M. Deshields

Spouse and Children

1 October 1867


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Willam Deshields


    Elizabeth Martha Mc Bride




    Andrew M DeShields


    Amanda Jane DeShields


    Martha Elizabeth DeSHIELDS



    Pleasant L. Sanders DeSHIELDS


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 8

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 24

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Dey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William J Deshields, "United States Census, 1900"
  • W J Deshields, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William J De Shields in entry for Charles F Deshields, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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